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Effective School District Leadership
Effective School District Leadership (February 1995)
Transforming Politics into Education
Kenneth Leithwood - Editor

This book reports the results of a series of studies of effective school district leadership.

School districts in both Canada and the United States provide the sites for this research. Many of these districts were in the midst of reform or restructuring initiatives and these initiatives became an important context within which to understand the work of district leaders. The authors describe how effective superintendents work ...(Read More)
 
 
Learning from Experience
Learning from Experience (February 1995)
Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching
Miriam Ben-Peretz - Author

This book is about the development of teachers'professional knowledge.
"I was intrigued by the author's bringing important research outside of education (memory research and script theory) to bear on the experience of teachers, which I think is important to the field of education." -- Mary E. Diez, Alverno College
This book explores several aspects of learning from experience as reported by retired teachers: the nature of teachers'...(Read More)
 
 
Education, Empowerment, and Control
Education, Empowerment, and Control (February 1995)
The Case of the Arabs in Israel
Majid Al-Haj - Author

“This is the first and only systematic social science account of contemporary Arab education in Israel that includes details on historical changes along with an evaluation of educational policies and programs. It is presented within a general model of social change in the society as a whole. This a comprehensive and thorough study that is likely to become a classic in the field.” — Calvin Goldscheider, Brown University

"The book offers a broad, structural perspective on school reform in the past twenty years. Too often research on ...(Read More)
 
 
The School That Refused to Die
The School That Refused to Die (January 1995)
Continuity and Change at Thomas Jefferson High School
Daniel L. Duke - Author

This is a fascinating, and disturbing, story of an urban high school's struggle to survive in the post-integration era of educational reform.

"Daniel Duke describes the rich history of Thomas Jefferson (Tee-Jay) High School in Richmond, VA with great attention to detail and passion. It is easy to visualize the teachers Duke describes, the manner in which the school is conducted, and the challenges it faces. Duke tells a very personal...(Read More)
 
 
Expert Problem Solving
Expert Problem Solving (December 1994)
Evidence from School and District Leaders
Kenneth Leithwood - Author
Rosanne Steinbach - Author

This book presents a series of related empirical studies about the thinking and problem solving processes of expert educational leaders. It describes the nature of expert thinking and provides substantial explanations for the cognitive processes associated with expert thinking. Differences in the thinking and problem solving of male and female; novice and experienced; elementary, secondary, district administrators are all explored. In addition, t...(Read More)
 
 
School Recess and Playground Behavior
School Recess and Playground Behavior (December 1994)
Educational and Developmental Roles
Anthony D. Pellegrini - Author

The recess period represents a unique part of the school day. It is one of the few times when children can interact with their peers on their own terms with minimal adult intervention. Consequently, it represents one of the few places in primary and middle schools to observe spontaneous peer interaction. School Recess and Playground Behavior offers a programmatic examination of a neglected aspect of children's behavior and informs related lit...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Students
Writing Students (December 1994)
Composition Testimonials and Representations of Students
Marguerite H. Helmers - Author

This is a book about the usual teacher-student relationship in composition courses. It disrupts and rewrites the commonplace conception of the relationship by revealing the uneven ways in which power is deployed in and around the classroom. And it offers a responsible alternative. The author not only offers teachers a way of learning about power relations at their own specific sites, but also works towards a more equitable redistribution.

Dra...(Read More)
 
 
Women Leading In Education
Women Leading In Education (November 1994)
Diane M. Dunlap - Editor
Patricia A. Schmuck - Editor

"This book is a remarkable and much needed volume that documents and celebrates women's experiences in educational leadership. The volume is much more than a collection of women's voices: it is a wonderful chorus. The voices are consistently clear, caring, illuminating, and feminist. Men and women who read this will have a better understanding of women's experiences of leading in education and an increased appreciation for those experiences. Further...(Read More)
 
 
Literacy as Social Exchange
Literacy as Social Exchange (October 1994)
Intersections of Class, Gender, and Culture
Maureen M. Hourigan - Author

Literacy as Social Exchange examines the intersection of culture and literacy education. In particular, it explores the roles that class, race, ethnicity, and gender play in students' learning to negotiate the conventions of academic discourse. It argues that recent literacy scholarship has tended to isolate class, gender, and culture as discrete, marginalizing factors, but such isolation may unintentionally silence voices from non-Western,...(Read More)
 
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